The House of Representatives, has agreed to write a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, over the refusal of some Federal Government Agencies to honour invitations of its Committee, .
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and some other Agencies were invited by the House Committee on Public Accounts but they refused to honour the invitations.
The CBN, NNPC, and NPA, were invited by the Committee to explain some alleged financial irregularities involving them, or some financial records provided by other Agencies, but all refused to show up.
The Agencies were invited alongside the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and the Petroleum Equalisation Fund, PEF, but failed to appear before the Committee on Public Account, over the sales of some government property.
The Chairman of the Committee, Wole Oke, at the Committee’s sitting on Wednesday, directed the Clerk to send a petition to the President, through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and the Chief of Staff to the President, to inform him of the refusal of the Heads of the Agencies to honour the invitation of the Parliament.
He said that the President should direct the Agencies to honour the Committee’s invitation within 7 days.